Project Team and Partners


Professor Lindsey McEwen (UWE Bristol, UK)
Lindsey McEwen combines experience in hydrology, water resources/flood risk management, water education/ science communication and community-based learning. Previous funded projects include:ESRC Flood Memories project (2011- 2013; with Joanne Garde-Hansen) focused on flood memories/local knowledge for increased resilience, with linked ESRC Knowledge Exchange funding, Trialling digital storytelling as a form of adaptive learning, and knowledge exchange for resilience in ‘at risk communities’ (2013/14); NERC FOSTER (Flood Organisation Science and Technology Exchange Research; Co-I; ‘cutting edge’ flood science communication to local authorities); JISC-funded Flood Archive enhancement through storytelling (with Mike Wilson); and AHRC Hydrocitizenship project (2014). Lindsey is experienced at interdisciplinary project management and in working across disciplinary boundaries, particularly water science/social science/arts and humanities interfaces. She led the AHRC Living flood histories network (Learning to Live with Water: Flood histories, Environmental Change, Remembrance and Resilience and was co-investigator on the AHRC Multi-story water project, engaging the public with changing risk and ‘watery sense of place’ through water narratives interwoven with performance theatre. Other information about Lindsey’s recent projects.


Professor Nevil Quinn (UWE Bristol, UK)

Nevil is an Associate Professor in Applied Hydrology with over 25 years of experience in the water sector in Africa and the United Kingdom. He has taught hydrology and flood risk management at undergraduate and post-graduate levels and led the development of the first specialised undergraduate degree in river and coastal engineering in the UK in partnership with the Environment Agency. His extreme weather interests are in climate change impacts on flood hydrology, flood risk communication, natural flood management and partnership working with flood-impacted communities. He is also interested in droughts and particularly the role of satellite technologies in drought monitoring. He is also currently natural science co-ordinator across the UK Droughts and Water Scarcity Programme Nevil is the BHS Editor of Hydrology Research – an international journal published by the International Water Association.


Dr Joanne Garde-Hansen (The University of Warwick, UK)
Dr Joanne Garde-Hansen is Reader in Culture, Media and Communication, and directs the MA in Global Media and Communication. Her research and teaching focus upon media, memory, archives and heritage. This is manifest in two strands of research. The first, relates to her collaboration with television researchers on television history, heritage and memory and the co-founding of the Centre for Television History, Heritage and Memory. The second, is in her collaboration with geographers, water scientists and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies on the relationship between culture and water, rivers, flooding/drought. She has published on media and memory, television, archives, and water heritage. She is a Fellow of the HE Academy and was nominated for a National Teaching Fellowship in 2005, and has won awards for outstanding module design and public engagement.
Dr Robin Leichenko (Rutgers University, USA)
Robin Leichenko is Professor and Chair of Geography at Rutgers University and co-Director of the Rutgers Climate Institute. Leichenko earned an M.A. in Geography from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and an M.A. in Economics and Ph.D. in Geography from Penn State University. Her current research explores economic vulnerability to climate change, equity implications of climate adaptation, and the interplay between climate extremes and urban spatial development. Leichenko served as a review editor for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report and as a contributing author on the IPCC Special Report on Extreme Events. She is a member of the editorial boards of Economic Geography, Growth and Change, Anthropocene, Urban Climate, and Journal of Extreme Events, and she is past chair of the Economic Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers. Leichenko has authored or co-authored two books and more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Her book, Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures (2008, Oxford University Press), won the Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Contribution from the Association of American Geographers.
  • Dr Tom Ball (University of Winchester, UK)
  • Dr Andrew Black (University of Dundee, UK)
  • Associate Professor Alison Cottrell (James Cook University, Australia)
  • Professor Hamish Fyfe (University of South Wales)
  • Associate Professor David King (James Cook University, Australia)
  • Dr Martina McGuinness (University of Sheffield, UK)
  • Professor Mike Wilson (Loughborough University, UK)
  • Dr Andrew Holmes (UWE Bristol, UK)
  • Dr Adam Corner – Climate Outreach
  • Paul Cobbing – UK National Flood Forum
  • Paul Hendy – Scottish Flood Forum
International Advisory Board
  • Neil Dufty, Principal at Molino Stewart Pty Ltd, an environment and natural hazards consultancy based in Parramatta, NSW, Australia
  • Paul Manners, National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement, based in Bristol, UK
  • Burrell Montz, Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment, East Carolina University